The new HRP-5P seems to have escaped the production line before being
completed – with an industrial appearance and a seemingly unfinished
body,but it’s incredibly useful.
A Japanese research institute has produced an android that can perform
tasks on construction sites, including installing drywall panels by
picking them from a stack and screwing them into position.
The robot is the HRP-5P, the latest prototype from Humanoid Research
Group (HRG) of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
The HRP-5P is a humanoid robot with a height of 182 cm and a weight of
The robot can walk over to a table, pick up a piece of drywall, and
screw it to the wall thanks to its built-in electric screwdriver.Robot
intelligence research and development on the platform is aimed at
autonomous replacement of various work at the site of assembly of large
structures such as buildings, houses, aircraft and ships.